Zo meldt Reuters:
The United Nations demanded that the Vatican “immediately remove” all clergy who are known or suspected child abusers and turn them over to civil authorities, in an unprecedented and scathing report on Wednesday.
De kritiek van de VN is dan ook niet mals:
“The Committee is gravely concerned that the Holy See has not acknowledged the extent of the crimes committed, has not taken the necessary measures to address cases of child sexual abuse and to protect children, and has adopted policies and practices which have led to the continuation of the abuse by and the impunity of the perpetrators,” the report said.
Geestelijken moesten het bijvoorbeeld niet in het hoofd halen misbruik ook daadwerkelijk aan te geven:
“Due to a code of silence imposed on all members of the clergy under penalty of excommunication, cases of child sexual abuse have hardly ever been reported to the law enforcement authorities in the countries where such crimes occurred,” it said.
Dat begint toch aardig in de buurt van criminele samenzwering te komen…
Maar wacht, er is meer:
Sections of the report also faulted the Vatican for its opposition to homosexual activity, contraception and abortion.
In its statement, the Vatican said this amounted to interference in Catholic moral teachings.
A Vatican official, speaking on condition of anonymity, said these statements were outside the committee’s remit and “heavily agenda-driven and smacking of acute political correctness”.
Want ‘katholieke morele leerstellingen’ moeten immuun zijn voor kritiek? Ook als ze overduidelijk kwalijke gevolgen hebben?